Do you have slightly more sensitive skin or perhaps your skin a little sensitised by the change in weather or the frequent use of masks? I’ve recently been loving these products that give your skin some love gently and effectively, all aimed to help rebuild your skins microbiome and look after your skin, protect and nourish. So let’s get started!
Alpha H Balancing Cleanser
I’m usually a balm sort of girl but once in a while a cream cleanser comes along and seduces me. This aloe cleanser from Alpha H is one of those beauties.
It has a nice clean scent and the cream texture has enough slip to glide across the skin, but thick enough that it feels like a cleanser and not just a face lotion. I like to use this if my skin is feeling a little sensitive or after I’ve been wearing makeup as a second cleanse. It’s a soft cream and doesn’y leave the skin feeling stripped or dry, just soothed and clean.
Formulated without these ingredients and more: Parabens, Sulphates SLS and SLES, Phthalates, Mineral Oils, Formaldehydes, Formaldehyde-releasing agents, Coal Tar, Hydroquinone, Triclosan, and Triclocarban.
This cleanser has a pH of 5.5 – 6.0 (mimicking the slightly acidic natural pH of our skin).
Buy the Balancing Cleanser for £25 from Cult Beauty
Deviant Skincare Cleansing Concentrate
What can I say, I love a balm cleanser and it’s something I’m always excited to try. This Cleansing Concentrate from Deviant Skincare is a lovely balm cleanser for those with more sensitive skin. Unlike a lot of balm cleansers, this mindful brand does not use any essential oils that could be a potential irritant to the skin, instead focuses on gorgeous ingredients like Balancing Hemp and Camellia Seed soften congestion and environmental debris, whilst a proprietary blend of Sacha Inchi, Blueberry and Borage soothe against oxidative stress caused by extrinsic factors. Although you don’t have that same mindful experience of inhaling the gorgeous aroma, the lovely texture and the cleanse makes up for that.
It melts on contact with the skin, which feels lovely and emulsifies with a little bit of water to remove and you can also leave it on for 5-10 minutes as a moisture mask.
It’s a little pot of gold!
Buy the Cleansing Concentrate for £31 from Deviant Skincare
Alpha H Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a potent, nurturing anti-oxidant to enhance the skins natural defence barrier and Alpha H have created this product as a booster to add to your current skincare routine to give it a bit of a supercharge. It’ll help calm and improve the appearance of dry skin, relieving irritation, whilst also helping to protect and shield the skin from future free radicals and other environmental threats.
As expected, it doesn’t have a scent and doesn’t feel oily or sticky. It has a milky colour to it and feels very light on the skin, and also plays well with other products when mixed or layered.
This little booster is the protective shield your skin needs, whilst nurturing it at the same.
Buy the Vitamin E Oil for £29 from Alpha H
Naya Day Cream
If you’re looking for a day cream that delivers on hydration whilst being gentle on the skin? You’ll love this day cream from Naya. It’s supercharged with bioactive antioxidants, Omegas and abundant levels of vitamins that hydrate, protect and soothe your skin.
The day cream itself has a thin texture that absorbs into the skin beautifully and quickly without feeling heavy at all, with the skin feeling lovely all day.
The cream works on multiple levels to protect the skin including creating an anti-pollutant barrier, an antioxidant barrier, a UVB, blue light and infra-red barrier, a water barrier and a lipidic barrier giving your skin time to heal as it protects your skin from external aggressors… beautiful!
These skin treats have been helping to keep my skin happy and calm. If you’ve got any product recommendations of your own, do let us know!
Of course, you must patch test before introducing anything new, particularly if the skin is compromised in any way. Not everything is going to work for everyone – so be mindful of this.
Buy the Day Cream for £48 from the D.O.R. Beauty Edit
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